The BeerSmith Podcast #151
Building an Electric Brewery with John Blichmann

Have you ever loved beer so much that you want to build your brewery from scratch? Do you know a brewer expert who can help you determine what tools you will need in this venture? If you have these questions in mind, then you have reached the right podcast episode! Today’s guest is the best person to listen to in starting your brewery.

To give you a little bit of background about our guest, John Blichmann is the President of Blichmann Engineering. His company provides high-quality brewing equipment including kettles, pumps, brewing and control systems, and many more. He has more than 25 years of homebrewing experience and 15 years of practice in creating product designs, doing testing, manufacturing, including sales and team management. John admits that brewing is his hobby while designing brewing equipment is his passion.

In this episode, John will explain why having an indoor electric brewery is better compared to other means. He will also discuss the sizing options and how it affects ventilation while brewing. John will also shed some light on the importance of having an electrician in the planning process of building a brewery to ensure that there will be no issues with the wirings and breakers. Of course, he will also spend a few minutes on discussing his products, educating us on its features and benefits.

You will not want to miss this episode if you are eager to learn on how you can start your brewery. We know that it can get tricky at first, so we highly recommend that you watch this podcast episode and learn from the brewing equipment master himself. Remember to take notes while watching so you will not miss any value bombs our guest will be sharing. Now, let’s get into the podcast!

Main Takeaways:

  • Advantages of an indoor electric brewery
  • Available sizes of equipment
  • How to achieve proper ventilation
  • Limitations of 120v and 240v electrical power
  • Importance of Ground Fault Interrupt Circuit
  • How to achieve sufficient water supply